* Posts by Dave Filesystem

15 posts • joined 18 Nov 2014

Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

Dave Filesystem

Many of the petition signatories will be paying £60+ for Sky.


Is it the right time to virtualize?

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Another "article" sponsored by Dell.

File sharers Dropbox latest US tech startup to stick toe in IPO waters

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And their cameras don't work in below zero temperatures, like when I went skiiing in Jan with a new Hero 4 Session.

My new Yi camera wipes the floor with GoPro and costs less.

Why did Nimble sell and why did HPE buy: We drill into $1.2bn biz deal

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Share price peaked at $52.74 (Feb 2014), not $33.

That made them worth over $6bn at the time.

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Broadcom would certainly be broader with Brocade on board

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Broadcom did not buy Avago.

Avago bought Broadcom, then renamed themselves Broadcom.

Exertis gets claws in Hammer for undisclosed sum

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Hammer are probably the worst supplier we've used in the past 15 years.

Extertis (formerly Micro-P) not too bad.

Flash Based High Availability Storage For £7K / $10K

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Flash Based High Availability Storage For £7K / $10K

The challenge:

Build a flash based high availability storage cluster for £7,000 / $10,000.

Price must include all hardware and software.

Can it be done?

The article details how to connect the storage to a VMware host.

Article here:


Zeta Systems: NVMe over Fabrics speed is real... and here's why

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Full Results

Full results here:


Dave Filesystem

Hello Paul

That would be a different article.

This one only asks the performance question.

Dave Filesystem

Latency was basically the same as native. So we did not show that in the charts.

(I work for Zeta Systems).

You keep using that word – NVMe. Does it mean what I think it means?

Dave Filesystem

You forgot...


SCSI RDMA Protocol.

Very mature - more so than iSer - and used more in production.


Back-to-the-future Nexsan resurrects its SATABeast

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Nothing new here.

Zeta Storage already sell them:


Seagate offers California Uni genome data storage K-drives

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1000 divided by 8 = 125.

Not 125,000.

You know that a PB = 1000 x TB right?

Multi-petabyte open sorcery: Spell-binding storage

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What about this product:


It's software based so you can supply your own hardware.


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